Disney contracts Meyer Werft for third LNG newbuild

Disney contracts Meyer Werft for third LNG newbuild

Disney Cruise Line will build a ship to be delivered in 2022, saying that the demand is there for three new ships.

The company a year ago revealed plans to build two new ships, with estimated finish dates of 2021 and 2023. All three will be powered by LNG and are expected to be slightly larger than the newest Disney Cruise Line ships - Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy - which debuted in 2011 and 2012. There will obviously be those who will criticize the park for moving away from its original mission statement, but looking to bring in a whole new crowd with two of Disney's best-known entities, surely this can only be a good thing?

At the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Saturday, Disney announced a laundry list of additions coming to its Walt Disney World parks, including a series of upgrades to help Epcot live up to its name as the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. 'By the time all three new ships are sailing, we'll have almost doubled the size of our existing fleet'.

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Since first setting sail in 1998, Disney Cruise Line has provided a quintessential family cruise vacation experience that combines the magic of Disney with the wonder of exploring different parts of the world.

Disney Cruise Line is to almost double the size of its current fleet by ordering a seventh ship for its family-friendly brand at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

And with Disney joining the LNG-powered lineup, this means 14 newbuilds created to use liquefied natural gas at sea as well as in port.

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